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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The laboratory of Dr. Enrique Mesri at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Tumor Biology Program of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Michael Samuels of the Department of Radiation Oncology, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate with relevant experience. This position will lead a project evaluating key viral, genomic, and epigenetic correlates of clinical presentation and outcomes of HPV-associated oropharynx cancer. Work includes, but is not limited to, analysis of tumor samples and biological fluids derived from ongoing clinical studies.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral level degree in a related field of life science study. Possess a strong background and first author publication(s) in cancer biology, virology, molecular and cellular biology, or a closely related field of study. Prefer experience working with cell, animal, or clinical models in virally induced human cancers. Applicants with experience, or who are familiar with bioinformatic tools (particularly next generation sequencing data analysis), are encouraged to apply. Must be goal-oriented, proactive, and hardworking with excellent organizational skills and a passion for making a difference in cancer research. Ability to manage day-to-day operations of the laboratory, mentoring new staff, and assisting senior researchers in their presentation and funding efforts. A highly motivated individual is sought who can work effectively in a team as well as independently. Applicants should upload a CV when applying that contains a cover letter, references, and complete list of publications, including representative publications as part of the CV.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information- Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.





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Job No: 65573445
Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 11/29/2018
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